Golden Knights visit San Jose with 3-1 series lead
Vegas Golden Knights (43-32-7, third in the Pacific Division during the regular season) vs. San Jose Sharks (46-27-9, second in the Pacific Division during the regular season)
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Pavelski lost a couple of teeth, had stitches in his lip and his mouth was still bloody long after taking Brent Burns' point shot right off his chin . Pavelski was also...
Kane scores 30th in Sharks 5-2 win over Avalanche
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — After a late-season slump cost them a shot at first place, the San Jose Sharks hope they found their game in time to make a playoff run.
MacKinnon and the Avalanche visit the Sharks
Colorado Avalanche (38-29-14, fifth in the Central Division) vs. San Jose Sharks (45-27-9, second in the Pacific Division)
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The San Jose Sharks don't feel they are in playoff form yet, though their latest effort was a step in the right direction.
Gaudreau and the Flames visit the Sharks
Calgary Flames (48-23-7, first in the Pacific Division) vs. San Jose Sharks (44-25-9, second in the Pacific Division)
Burns scores in OT, Sharks top Golden Knights 4-3
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks came from behind and finally experienced a victory again.
Brent Burns scored on a power play at 22 seconds of overtime and the Sharks snapped a...
San Jose faces Vegas on 5-game home slide
Vegas Golden Knights (42-30-6, third in the Pacific Division) vs. San Jose Sharks (43-25-9, second in the Pacific Division)
San Jose faces Chicago on 4-game home slide
Chicago Blackhawks (33-33-10, seventh in the Central Division) vs. San Jose Sharks (43-24-9, second in the Pacific Division)
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose Sharks defenseman Radim Simek needs surgery for torn ligaments in his right knee.
General manager Doug Wilson said Thursday that Simek tore his ACL and MCL...
Hertl’s 30th goal leads Sharks past Canadiens 5-2
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — With several players dealing with the flu, the San Jose Sharks managed to find a way to pull out a win that moved them closer to Calgary in the race for first...
Kane has 2 goals and an assist, Sharks beat Flames 5-2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Evander Kane continued his mastery of the Calgary Flames with another big performance for the San Jose Sharks.
Kane scored twice and added an assist in the Sharks' 5-2 victory Thursday night.
Kane has nine goals and 13 points in five games against the Flames since being acquired from Buffalo in a trade last February.
Pavelski scores in overtime, leads Sharks past Jets 3-2
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Joe Pavelski knows the San Jose Sharks caught a break at the right time.
The Sharks were short-handed for a second time in overtime against Winnipeg on Tuesday night, and then Jets forward Patrik Laine had the puck knocked away by San Jose defenseman Brent Burns.
Burns’ OT goal leads Sharks past Coyotes 3-2
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Brent Burns made the most of his second chance in alone against Darcy Kuemper.
After missing on a breakaway early in the third period, Burns completed a nifty move with a goal 3:14 into overtime that sent the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night in their first game back from a 10-day break.
Injured Karlsson could still take part in All-Star Weekend
WASHINGTON (AP) — There is still a chance San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson takes part in NHL All-Star Weekend despite missing the final three games before the break with an injury.
Sharks coach Peter DeBoer says Karlsson went back to California for more tests on what the team is calling a lower-body injury. DeBoer didn't have any further update on Karlsson before his team faced the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals.
Giordano scores a pair, Flames rout Coyotes 7-1
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano celebrated his 800th NHL game in style.
Giordano had two goals and an assist and the Flames defeated the Arizona Coyotes 7-1 Sunday night.
"Whenever you're playing in a milestone game, you want to win it, first and foremost," Flames coach Bill Peters said. "When you win it and you're plus-five with three points, that's something you can tell your kids and they're going to look it up and hey, it wasn't a lie. Good for him."
Burns, Jones lead Sharks to 4-1 win over Senators
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sharks defenseman Brent Burns was honored in a pregame ceremony for skating in his 1,000th career game two weeks earlier.
After being led on to the ice through a giant Sharks head by his son Jagger, he received several gifts, including a fossilized megalodon tooth and two gemsbok antelope for his ranch in Texas.
Burns then celebrated by scoring his fourth game-winning goal to help San Jose beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 for its sixth straight win Saturday night.
Kane, Donskoi each score 2 goals as Sharks top Oilers 7-2
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Another day, another big game for San Jose defenseman Erik Karlsson.
Evander Kane and Joonas Donskoi each scored two goals, Karlsson had three assists again and the Sharks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 7-2 on Tuesday night.
Karlsson has at least one assist in 14 consecutive appearances. He has 25 points (one goal, 24 assists) during that span, and three assists in each of his last two games.
Kane scores 2, Sharks win 5-2 to end Lightning point streak
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Missing three regular defensemen, the San Jose Sharks got a complete team effort and handed the Tampa Bay Lightning their first regulation loss in 5 1/2 weeks.
Evander Kane scored two goals to reach 200 for his career as the Sharks beat Tampa Bay 5-2 on Saturday night, snapping the NHL-leading Lightning's 16-game point streak.
Pavelski, Burns get 4 points each as Sharks beat Avs 5-4
DENVER (AP) — It was an All-Star night for Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns.
Pavelski and Burns each had a goal and three assists, Martin Jones made 31 saves and the San Jose Sharks held off the slumping Colorado Avalanche 5-4 on Wednesday.
The four-point games by the San Jose stars came hours after they were chosen for the Pacific Division squad in the All-Star Game to be played at the Sharks' arena on Jan. 26.
"It'll be different in our hometown," Pavelski said. "Just excited to be a part of it."
Burns leads Sharks to 4-2 win over Ducks
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Brent Burns delivered a clutch goal on a night he reached a milestone that is a testament to his durability.
Burns scored midway through the third period of his 1,000th career game and led the San Jose Sharks to a 4-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.
"It's just nice to score a goal again, it had been so long. It's nice to contribute — I feel good about that," Burns said.
Sharks beat Blackhawks 7-3; Crawford suffers concussion
CHICAGO (AP) — The San Jose Sharks roared back for a win and the reeling Chicago Blackhawks lost more than just another game.
Melker Karlsson, Evander Kane, Kevin Labanc, Tomas Hertl and Logan Couture each had a goal and an assist, and the Sharks rallied to beat the Blackhawks 7-3 on Sunday night for their fourth straight victory.
Martin Jones makes 40 saves, Sharks beat Canadiens 3-1
MONTREAL (AP) — Martin Jones stopped the Montreal Canadiens — and the San Jose Sharks' four-game skid.
Jones made 40 saves — 22 shots in the third period alone — to help the Sharks beat the Canadiens 3-1 on Sunday night. Justin Braun, Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski scored for San Jose.
"We did a great job of eliminating those Grade-A chances and those odd-man rushes that have been causing us some problems," Jones said. "It was much better tonight."
Long after Burns, Wild’s Dumba is top-scoring d-man in NHL
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — More than seven years have passed since the Wild traded Brent Burns.
Finally, there's a reason in Minnesota to stop wincing about dealing away one of the NHL's most potent defensemen.
Sabres top Sharks 3-2 in OT, winning streak reaches 10 games
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres had to go to overtime after squandering a two-goal lead in the third period, but they still made it a perfect 10.
Jeff Skinner scored his team-leading 19th goal 1:19 into overtime, and the Sabres won their 10th straight by beating the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Rasmus Ristolainen scored off a deke around Brent Burns, and Nathan Beaulieu also scored for Buffalo, which hasn't lost since Nov. 4.
Burns caps late rally, Sharks beat Predators 5-4
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks cooled off the NHL's hottest team, ending the Nashville Predators' five-game winning streak.
Brent Burns' power-play goal with 2:52 remaining rallied San Jose from a two-goal deficit as the Sharks scored three straight goals during the last eight minutes to beat the Predators 5-4.
Burns scores 1st of season in Sharks’ 4-1 win over Islanders
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sharks coach Peter DeBoer wasn't overly concerned when his team struggled to get wins on an early road trip despite controlling play for much of the time. San Jose was able to put it all together on a two-game homestand that showed what this team could be capable of achieving this season.
Brent Burns scored San Jose's first goal from a defenseman this season and Logan Couture got his fourth in two games to lead the Sharks past the New York Islanders 4-1 on Saturday night.
Logan Couture has hat trick to lead Sharks past Sabres 5-1
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have been struggling to score on the power play early this season. Splitting up star defensemen Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson to put them on different units helped do the trick.
Logan Couture had his third career hat trick and the Sharks scored three times on the power play to beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-1 Thursday night in their first game back from a five-game road trip.
Erik Karlsson looks to fit in on 1st day with Sharks
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Erik Karlsson was handed a teal San Jose Sharks sweater and immediately proclaimed: "It fits."
Karlsson's first day with the Sharks went off without a hitch Wednesday. He paired up with Marc-Edouard Vlasic on defense in practice, took part in 3-on-3 drills with fellow Norris Trophy winner Brent Burns and began a new chapter in his career after nine seasons as the face of the Ottawa Senators.
Thursday’s Sports in Brief
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks acquired two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Erik Karlsson from the Ottawa Senators, making a blockbuster addition to the roster after missing out on high-scoring center John Tavares in free agency.
Couture scores in 2OT, Sharks beat Vegas 4-3 in Game 2
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Logan Couture's second goal of the game, on the power play at 5:13 of the second overtime, lifted the San Jose Sharks to a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night, tying their Western Conference semifinal series at one game apiece.
Healthy Couture key for Sharks heading into playoffs
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Even the simplest of tasks like breathing and eating were painstakingly difficult for Logan Couture heading into the playoffs a year ago.
An errant puck had shattered his face and the injuries hampered Couture during San Jose's first-round loss to Edmonton. They weren't fully healed until the summer. The Sharks are counting heavily on a now healthy Couture to anchor a long playoff run this year starting Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round series at Anaheim.
Burns, Tierney lead Sharks to 4-1 win over Canucks
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Brent Burns makes things difficult when he's only playing one position in a game. Switching positions during the game makes it even harder.
Burns and Chris Tierney each had a goal and an assist, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Thursday night for their third win in four games.
Mikkel Boedker and Marcus Sorensen also scored for the Sharks, who improved to 3-0-1 against the Canucks this season. Martin Jones stopped 43 shots.
Alex Ovechkin has hardest shot at skills competition
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin had already clinched the hardest shot title at the NHL All-Star game skills competition before taking his final shot.
All that was left was to try to top 100 mph, and Ovechkin did it.
The Washington star was the only player the break the century mark Saturday night, coming on his second try. Ovechkin's first attempt went 98.8 mph.
"Why not?" Ovechkin said, smiling. "And, I did. Of course it's special to get that type of win."
Burns scores game winner in Sharks 5-4 win over Hurricanes
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Brent Burns gave up a chance to score during regulation. He made sure he took his last shot.
Burns scored 22 seconds into overtime to lift the San Jose Sharks over the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 on Thursday night.
"It started with Jumbo (Joe Thornton), made a great play coming to help in the D-zone," Burns said. "And then (Joe Pavelski) obviously made just a great pass there, nice sauce over two sticks, and nice to see it go in."
Marchessault’s goal in OT lifts Golden Knights over Sharks
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nine goals, four goalies, three blue men and another home win for the Vegas Golden Knights.
After the famed Blue Man Group treated the more than 18,000 in attendance to a between-periods show, the Golden Knights treated their fans to their ninth win in 10 home games in their inaugural season.
Jonathan Marchessault took a pass from Shea Theodore and poked the puck past Aaron Dell to give Vegas a 5-4 overtime victory over the San Jose Sharks on Friday.
Vermette scores winner in shootout, Ducks edge Sharks 3-2
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Antoine Vermette made sure Reto Berra had a memorable first start with Anaheim.
Vermette beat goalie Martin Jones in the ninth round of a long shootout to give the Ducks a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night.
Corey Perry, Cam Fowler and Brandon Montour also scored during the tiebreaker for Anaheim.